VACCINIUM corymbosum BLUEBERRY Sunshine Blue 3L
Sunshine Blue is a highly ornamental variety, developed specifically for this purpose with several desirable features. It is very compact, with semi-evergreen blue tinted foliage. Blooms abundantly with flowers in the form of beautiful small shocking pink bells. Consistent cropper of top-quality fruit with a top-class richly sweet flavour. The first variety with both an equally high quality of fruit and ornamental attractiveness. Upright, dense rounded growing habit makes it an excellent potted plant for patios/terraces – also making it a great choice if you don’t have much room. Mid-late season ripening, often still picking until the first frosts. Fully self-fertile. Eventual height: 1m. Eventual spread: 50cm. Cropping season: July-September.
This plant is supplied in a 3L pot.
Plant 1.5m (5ft) apart in rows 2m (6ft) apart.
Plant in an open sunny spot in a moist acid, but well-drained soil. Can also be successfully grown in pots with ericaceous compost.
Soak the root-ball before planting. Plant in a hole twice the diameter of the root-ball or pot. Mix an organic soil improver and general fertiliser with the infill soil. Water regularly with lime-free water until established.
Thin out dense bushes by reducing branches by one-third every 2-3 years in winter. Apply a general fertiliser in spring.